Circleville Ohio is a small town , located approximately 20
miles south of Ohio’s capital city, Columbus.
Circleville could easily be considered the heart of small
town America, with a total population
of only around 12,000 residents. Life in Circleville slows
down as compared to a large city,
this can be easily noted in the downtown area of
Circleville by visiting the various antique dealers,
and home-grown shops.
The City of Circleville is currently an affordable area
for home buyers, and has a relatively strong
economic stability , considering the current market
downturn. Home values have been stable overall,
seeing only about a 12% drop in values during the
time of large national real estate devaluations.
The heart of Circleville lies at the intersection of
Court & Main streets , at the bottom of this page,
you will find a list of interesting stores and things
to visit. One of the most notable icons of downtown
Circleville is the Ted Lewis Museum located on Main
Ted Lewis is one of the most well known figures of Circleville , gaining notoriety through music and an appearance on Ed Sullvan’s TV show in the 50s. His most notable song was ‘Me & My Shadow‘ which has been covered by a variety of artists.
Here Are A Few Pictures of Circleville.
Circleville has quite a range and styles of properties, the average home in Circleville is approximately 1450 square feet. Including the 43113 zip code, prices for homes range from about $20,000 to upwards of a million dollars, with $110,000 being the median value for the city of Circleville. The primary school district in Circleville is the Circleville school district, although there are properties in the 43113 (Circleville) zip code that are in the Teays Valley school district.
There are many subdivisions of homes that have been built in Circleville, with two subdivisions currently still under construction (Heritage ponds, and Heatherwood Condo Association). The area surrounding downtown Circleville is mostly older homes, with an average home age of 1900 and 1500 square feet (These are estimates as few statistics are available). These homes are very modestly priced ,with an average sales price being around $100,000, some sell for as low as $60,000 in good condition , although these are much rarer.
Due to the nature of real estate in Circleville, the best thing to do do is search for exactly what you’re looking for. We suggest setting up a custom MLS search, you can do that by clicking here.
There are few , if any farms for available for sale within the city of Circleville corporation limits , however in the Circleville area zip code , there are many farms for sale. Raw land (unimproved) sells for an average of $4,500 per acre , and an average lot sells for about $20,000 , with water & sewer being available on most if not all city lots. Farmland is always in demand in the Circleville area due to the quality of soil in the area, so if you are interested , you must be willing to be flexible with purchase terms.
At the moment , there is no official online rental management system for the Circleville area , however there exist a few options for finding rentals.
The Columbus Board of Realtors in the near future will be adding the ability for Realtors to list rental homes & apartments, when this time comes, we will be able to provide links & information to that system.
Prices for homes in Circleville can vary greatly depending on a neighborhood. The low median value for a home inside the city of Circleville will be around $50,000 , while the high median is around $350,000. This is not to say that there are not homes available above/below these prices, however 90% of the homes available will be within these price ranges.
Outside of the city of Circleville , prices increase by a fair margin due to how desirable homes are outside of town. The median price for a home outside of Circleville is around $120,000 , and in most instances, that will purchase a 3 bedroom , 1 bath ranch with 1200 square feet and half an acre , to one acre of land. This is not a hard rule , however what one should expect when looking at properties outside of town. Condition also plays a important factor on the resale price of homes.
In 2009 , a total of 164 homes sold in the Circleville area (Rural & City Limits), with the average sale price being $120,147 , and a average marketing time of 147 days total. The most expensive home sold was $287,900, and the most inexpensive home sale was for $9,000. These prices were collected from the Columbus Board of Realtors MLS system , from the dates of 1/1/2009 through 1/1/2010. This consists of ONLY homes sold by Realtors, and does not include for-sale-by-owner properties , or auctions that were not a part of the MLS system.
As with every other area in the US , foreclosures play a dramatic role in the pricing of homes for sale in the Circleville market area. At any given time, there are approximately a dozen properties for sale within the Circleville zip code. Foreclosures make up approximately 25% to 35% of annual home sales, which negatively impact the price of properties in the area. This is a good thing for buyers who look to find a deal , however bad for people who are concerned with home appreciation or who need to sell their homes. One can expect a savings of 10% to 20% over the cost of a similar home that is not foreclosed , however potential homebuyers need to keep in mind that although the number of foreclosure sales make up a fair portion of the market sales , active foreclosure listings only account for 5% to 10% of total listings available. This means that there is a much smaller selection of homes for sale that are foreclosures than there are normal sales.
Good alternatives to a foreclosure purchases are Estate sales and Short Sales.
From recent data , short sales actually sell slightly under the average foreclosure sale ,by about a extra 5% to 10% , however they can be more difficult to deal with. When purchasing a short sale property, you must keep in mind that there is very little choice in timeline to close the property. This means that you must be ready to purchase the property (and have an available mortgage) anywhere from 14 days to 3 months after the purchase of a home. In one instance , I worked with a client who had to wait 3 months before a home recieved final approval from a bank to close. This can be problematic because in many cases you will not know when you can move, and in some rarer cases still , the bank ultimately refuses the sale of the property in favor of foreclosure , leaving you with many wasted weeks of effort (or months).
Estate sales on the other hand are much more straightforward than Short sales or even Foreclosures. There is normally a small savings of these types of homes ,as the estate must sell the property, however there are very few of these homes available at any given time (I see maybe 5 to 10 per year).
When looking at these types of potentially distressed sales, don’t forget that there are MANY people who have their homes for sale, and are willing to offer a bargain, and are motivated to sell. These types of conventional , owner-occupied sales can be a great investment as compared to foreclosures without any of the associated hassle.
One of the most important events in Circleville is the Pumpkin show. During the 3rd week of October , the entire downtown area of Circleville is turned into the “Greatest Free Show On Earth”. Hundreds of food, entertainment and game vendors set up along the streets of downtown Circleville. This event competes with several others for the largest free, public outdoor event in the world. Anywhere from 500,000 to 650,000 people attend the festival each year, where many pumpkin-related events take place. Pumpkinshow.com has a great deal of information about this event.
Here’s an additional short list of things to do in the Circleville area :
Pickaway County Country Club – Golfing
1399 Stoutsville Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
AW Marion Park (Also Known as Hargus Lake) – Boating, Camping, Fishing
7317 Warner-Huffer Road
Pumpkin Water Tower (Yes, we have a large water tower painted like a Pumpkin , it’s almost impossible to miss).
PCSI – Shooting
8100 Us Rte 22 E
Circleville, OH 43113
Pickaway County Historical Society
2481 State Route 56 W
Circleville, OH 43113
Ted Lewis Museum – The museum of Circleville’s most notable resident
133 West Main Street
Circleville, OH, USA
Wittich’s Fine Candies & Ice Cream Soda Fountain
117 West High St.
Circleville, OH 43113
I do want to mention with Wittichs, that everyone that visits Circleville MUST go to this place, it’s the oldest candy store in the entire USA. During some set hours , you can even go in and make your own Chocolate candies. They also have a vintage 1950s soda fountain that serves top notch sodas.
Additionally ,there are many more areas of interest throughout Pickaway county, one of the best areas to find more information is the Visitors Board.